Son of Man be a sign for this generation. The Queen of the South will rise up on Judgment Day with the people of these
times and accuse them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and here there is greater than
Solomon. The people of Nineveh will rise up on Judgment Day with the people of these times and accuse them, for Jonah’s
preaching made them turn from their sins, and here there is greater than Jonah.
Signs are confirmation that the spoken word is real and can be trusted.
Thus their main function is to validate the word. However, the reference of
the sign and how they can be interpreted correctly is dependent on the word
uttered. We need to listen to the word and understand them before the sign could
be unpacked. The problem with the people who does not believe in Jesus is they
demand for a sign without believing in Jesus’ words. Thus even if they see Him
performing wondrous signs like the healing of so many people afflicted
by various maladies, they insist that His power comes from the devil. Because of
this, Jesus will not give them any signs. It is useless because they rejected His
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